Category: Granite

December 9, 2017 Houston

                         BEFORE                                                                       AFTER              …

December 9, 2017 Houston

         It’s one thing to clean and seal granite.  It is a whole other thing to repair damage done to granite.  Brilliant Services was asked by Brassfield & Gorrie to restore a red granite floor on one of their projects in downtown Birmingham.  The building was empty for years and guards sat in…

December 9, 2017 Houston

Five tips for preventing or minimizing damage to your natural stone. If you enjoy the elegance that natural stone provides, it follows that you would like to prevent or minimize damage to your floors and countertops. How? We’re glad you asked. Here are a few common causes for natural stone damage and inexpensive precautionary measures…

December 9, 2017 Houston

Iron Staining Many white marble tiles contain naturally occurring deposits of iron. Iron is a mineral found in stone and can occur randomly throughout the stone. If iron is present in the marble tile, it will begin to oxidize when exposed to water or other oxidizers such as acids and household bleach. It is for…

December 9, 2017 Houston

Wax Build-up or Coating Many marble floors are coated with waxes, acrylics, urethane and other coatings. Most of these coatings are not specifically designed for use on marble floors. Some of these coatings are of poor quality and the coatings themselves will begin to yellow. It is not uncommon for coating to be applied in…

December 9, 2017 Houston

Improper Maintenance As marble wears, the highly polished surface begins to become scratched and worn. The wearing of this polish causes the surface to become rough and become a magnet for dirt. If improper cleaners are used, this dirt begins to accumulate in the pores of the stone can will turn yellow. It is surprising…